Forget Leon, SA must fight Israeli apartheid

04 April 2021 - 00:00 By Roshan Dadoo

There is much to legitimately criticise about SA’s foreign policy and our judiciary. Tony Leon’s op-ed (https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/opinion-and-analysis/2021-03-28-israel-a-handy-alibi-for-sas-poor-foreign-policy/) (March 28, 2021), however, is a criticism of neither, but simply an attempt to defend Israel and its supporters in SA. In doing so, he uses the well-worn pro-Israeli tactic of “whataboutery”, deflecting attention from Israel’s egregious human rights violations and apartheid...

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